Encourage your second graders to develop a well-reasoned argument about the length of recesses with this writing prompt and rubric. Students can use the pre-writing planner to develop their argument, then they'll write out their opinion on page two.
Before students write opinion pieces, they need to understand the difference between facts and opinions. This worksheet teaches them to do just that by having students cut out various statements and sort them into fact and opinion categories.
Help your students solidify their use of transition words with this cute version of the classic ugly duckling story. By helping to fill in the missing transition words throughout the narrative, students will flex their sequencing and organization skills.